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The Underground Railroad, Part 4

William Still

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The work is intensely interesting. Many of the narratives thrill the reader through and through. Some of them awaken an indignation, a horror, or a sense of humiliation and shame that makes the blood curdle or the cheek flush, or the breathing difficult. The best and the worst sides of human nature are successfully exhibited. Here heroism and patience stand out transfigured; there selfishness and brutality hold carnival till it seems as though justice had been exiled and God had forgotten his own. The number of cases reported is very large, and the method in which the author has done his work is commendable. There is no rhetorical ambition. The narratives are embodied in plain language. The facts are left to make their own impression, without an attempt to embellish them by the aid of imagination. From the "Morning Star," Dover, New Hampshire. William Still is often called the Father of the Underground Railroad. Over 14 years, he helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Still was committed to preserving the stories of the bondmen and he kept careful records of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia “station”. The Underground Railroad was published in 1871 from Still’s records and diaries. In bringing you these stories, Librivox volunteers are reading from the 1878 edition. (Summary by MaryAnn) Complete list of recordings comprising this book:The Underground Railroad, Part 1, The Underground Railroad, Part 2, The Underground Railroad, Part 3, The Underground Railroad, Part 4, The Underground Railroad, Part 5.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:42